Reviewing Microchip Technology (NASDAQ:MCHP) and China Sunergy (NASDAQ:CSUNY)

Microchip Technology (NASDAQ:MCHP) and China Sunergy (OTCMKTS:CSUNY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Microchip Technology and China Sunergy’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Microchip Technology $5.35 billion 4.08 $355.90 million $6.08 15.08
China Sunergy N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Microchip Technology has higher revenue and earnings than China Sunergy.


This table compares Microchip Technology and China Sunergy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Microchip Technology 6.65% 29.27% 8.16%
China Sunergy N/A N/A N/A

Risk and Volatility

Microchip Technology has a beta of 1.42, meaning that its share price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, China Sunergy has a beta of 3.72, meaning that its share price is 272% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Microchip Technology and China Sunergy, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Microchip Technology 0 6 12 0 2.67
China Sunergy 0 0 0 0 N/A

Microchip Technology presently has a consensus price target of $103.27, suggesting a potential upside of 12.61%. Given Microchip Technology’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Microchip Technology is more favorable than China Sunergy.


Microchip Technology pays an annual dividend of $1.46 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. China Sunergy does not pay a dividend. Microchip Technology pays out 24.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Microchip Technology has raised its dividend for 17 consecutive years.


Microchip Technology beats China Sunergy on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Microchip Technology

Microchip Technology Incorporated develops, manufactures, and sells semiconductor products for various embedded control applications. The company offers general purpose and specialized 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit microcontrollers; 32-bit microprocessors; and microcontrollers for automotive networking, computing, lighting, power supplies, motor control, human machine interface, security, wired connectivity, and wireless connectivity. It also provides development tools that enable system designers to program microcontroller products for specific applications; analog, interface, mixed signal, and timing products comprising power management, linear, mixed-signal, high-voltage, thermal management, radio frequency (RF), drivers, safety, security, timing, USB, Ethernet, wireless, and other interface products; and memory products consisting of serial electrically erasable programmable read-only memory, serial flash memories, parallel flash memories, and serial static random access memories for the production of very small footprint devices. In addition, the company licenses its SuperFlash embedded flash and Smartbits one time programmable NVM technologies to foundries, integrated device manufacturers, and design partners for use in the manufacture of microcontroller products, gate array, RF, and analog products that require embedded non-volatile memory, as well as provides engineering services. Further, it provides wafer foundry and assembly and test subcontracting manufacturing services; and application specific integrated circuits, complex programmable logic devices, and aerospace products. It serves automotive, communications, computing, consumer, aerospace, defense, safety, security, medical, and industrial control markets. The company sells its products through a network of direct sales personnel and distributors in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Microchip Technology Incorporated was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Chandler, Arizona.

About China Sunergy

China Sunergy Co., Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and markets solar cells and modules in the People's Republic of China and internationally. The company offers monocrystalline and multicrystalline silicon solar cells; and standard P-type solar cells, HP solar cells, and emitter cells, as well as solar modules for use in a range of residential, commercial, industrial, and other solar power generation systems. It also invests in, develops, and operates solar power projects. The company sells its products to system integrators, solar power project developers, and solar power product distributors under the CSUN brand name, as well as on an original equipment manufacturing basis. China Sunergy Co., Ltd. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Nanjing, the People's Republic of China.

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